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Alistair Brownlee's Olympic hopes all but over

Alistair Brownlee's Olympic hopes all but over
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The double champion was thrown out after 'ducking' a rival during the swimming.

Alistair Brownlee's hopes of becoming a three-time Olympic champion appear to be over after he was disqualified from the World Triathlon Series event in Leeds.

The 33-year-old, who won gold at London 2012 and Rio 2016, now looks certain to miss out on the Tokyo Games following his disqualification, which came for 'ducking' Chase McQueen during the swimming leg.

But Alex Yee showed that he has a chance of emulating Brownlee and challenging for Olympic medals with his maiden win.

The 23-year-old won it thanks to a fine running leg, allowing him to cross the line 25 seconds ahead of American Morgan Pearson, while Marten van Riel finished in third.

"That's the best feeling I've ever had in my life," Yee said on British Triathlon's official website.

"It's been so long since I've seen so many of the people that I saw whilst I was racing because of Covid and to do it in front of all of those people and just deliver is really special and at such an important occasion I guess as it was today and a home race as well.

"That was incredible, there was so much noise. I can't describe it, when it just feels like you've got 4,000 people behind you giving you an extra push. I'm over the moon to get a result like that."

Maya Kingma won the women's event, securing her first World Series title.

The Dutchwoman finished 11 seconds ahead of Britain's Jess Learmonth, with fellow Briton Sophie Coldwell a further nine seconds back.

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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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